papazAlmost a year ago I posted this story about the publication of Seth Grahame-Smith’s bastardisation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice to include zombies.

Time has proven that the reading public were poised to enjoyed the collision of undead horders and the Hertfordshire militia, and the book has been a success, spawning its own imitators.

Success begets success, and Lionsgate have agreed to finance and distribute the film adaptation with Natalie Portman in the iconic role of Miss Elizabeth Bennett, according to Variety. 

For those of you who can’t see the woods for the zombies, I’m assured that the book is a curious, hilarious take on the social frenzy of the Bennetts and their respective beaus in amidst a zombie invasion, and should make for a great fun film. A zom-rom-com, not unlike the great Shaun of the Dead. 

More on this as we get it.